Since the second week of August, the BJP has been holding community gatherings of different MBCs in Lucknow’s Visvesvaraya auditorium under the banner of the party’s OBC Morcha.
“To a great extent, we are satisfied with the way things are going. However, we have two-three other issues,” Chirag said.
The support from the ally comes at a time when the CM and his Janata Dal (U) are facing growing clamour from the main opposition RJD for the resignation of Verma.
Beginning his tour from Madhubani on June 26, Singh has covered Vaishali, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Motihari, Bettiah, Jahanabad, Arwal, Bhojpur, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Gopalganj, Siwan and Chhapra
While JD(U)’s concern is to ensure its status as equal partner of the BJP within the NDA in the state, NDA’s other allies have keeping its card close to its chest on seat-sharing
The NDA is now expected to constitute a committee accommodating all its partners in Bihar — BJP, JD(U), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) — to give final shape to the seat-sharing arrangement.
Amit Shah is scheduled to meet Nitish Kumar over breakfast and dinner during his day-long trip to Patna during which he will review his party’s preparations for the polls.
The seat-sharing arrangement within the NDA in Bihar could be discussed during a possible meeting between BJP chief Amit Shah and Nitish Kumar in Patna on July 12.
As talks of Nitish realigning with the Grand Alliance spread, leader of the opposition in the state assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav was quick to quell this speculation.
A few days before vacating the bungalow, Mayawati had named it ‘Shri Kanshi Ramji Yadgar Vishram Sthal’ or a memorial to BSP founder and Dalit leader Kanshi Ram, turning it into a political hot potato in the run-up to the next general elections.
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